Nov 19, 2013 9:30am PST
clothing line. apparently spanx is not an invitation. and my guest, steve mcqueen is director of the film "12 years a slave." it's the harrowing story of a non-superhero movie being made in hollywood. (laughter) butterball warns there may be a turkey shortage. apparently they were caught off guard by this whole thanksgiving thing. (laughter) this is "the colbert report." captioning sponsored by comedy central ( theme song playing ) ( cheers and applause ) (cheers and applause) (audience chanting "stephen"). >> stephen: not bad, not bad! welcome to the "report," everybody, good to have you with us. thank you so much, ladies and gentlemen. folks, tonight -- folks, thank you. i -- i thank you. i thank you for your honoring of me tonight but, folks, i've got to tell you -- please, sit down. (cheers and applause) ladies and gentlemen, as much -- folks, as much as i love you praising me, tonight i have to start with a praise for you, the colbert nation. because last week, folks, i called out china for donating a measly $100,000 in cash to typhoon victims in the philippines. evidently china can'
Nov 19, 2013 7:00pm PST
." on the bright side, slavery didn't last as long as i thought. please welcome steve mcqueen! (cheers and applause) hey, mr. mcqueen, thanks so much for coming on. all right, thank you so much for coming on. this is a huge thrill. off giant movie this year. >> thank you very much. >> stephen: now you're a british artist and filmmaker, your films include "hunger" and "shame." currently you're the producer and director of "12 years a slave" which is adapted from an 1853 chronicle of a man named solomon northup, right? >> correct. >> stephen: tell the people the story of solomon. >> well, solomon northup was a free black man that lived in saratoga, new york, who got kidnapped in 1841 and he was brought to the south where he lived for 12 years within slavery. >> stephen: okay, the thing about this movie is i -- you know, i haven't seen it yet, i'm looking forward to it. the thing that i've heard is that it makes slavery look really bad. (laughter) is that a spoiler alert? i don't know. (laughter) >> it was pretty cruel. it was pretty brutal. it was slavery, so unfortunately -- >> stephen:
Nov 4, 2013 11:30pm PST
) >> stephen: not fair. and folks it's no wonder the brown haired guy who is not steve doocy won't go to the doctor. he hates wearing that cone. folks, he's not alone. the fox doc explained the obvious reason why all men, always go to the doctor less. >> we are using the health-care system much less. you know, also, our body are completely different. we only have the prostate. women have the breasts, the ovary, the utterus that get checked. >> yeah, men only have the prostate. (laughter) meanwhile, women are like the mines of moria down there you got the tube, you got the do-dad, you got the chicago bull, you know. you know, you got to kind of squint to make out what's really going on down there. it's like one of those magic eye posters. they say there's a little man in a boat but i've never found it. i tell you what, fellas, tell you what, as long as we're footing the bill for all this lady maintenance i say we demand pap smears. okay? hey, hey! if gynecologist, not gal-nicolo gist. i say we find a place to stick that speculum. they're the doctors. nation as a deeply relige-- religious man